If you feel that you have actually been wrongfully terminated, it is best to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. As a permanent employee of an organization, there are specific laws that govern your employment and your lawyer will be able to file a wrongful termination lawsuit for you. In some cases a government agency which enforces the labor laws will file the suit.
The Basis of Termination
Your lawyer will be able to go through all the details of the termination and the situation and circumstances that led to it. Typically a permanent employee has to be given sufficient notice before being terminated. But there are a number of aspects that have to be taken into consideration. Terminations that are based on a valid cause generally relate to:
- Employee behavior
- Business requirements
Terminations that are based on just cause are related to:
- Long-term absence on account of health reasons
- Malicious, immoral & dishonorable employee conduct
- Absence due to detention/arrest.
- Force majeure
Permanent employment contracts might be terminated by the employers for a valid cause and they will have to observe a notice period. But, both fixed term & permanent contracts might be terminated on the basis of just cause without any kind of obligation to observe the notice period. Employers are required to base termination on any valid cause related to the employee's behavior or efficiency, or the requirements of their business, in order to go ahead and terminate the permanent contracts of employees who are covered by the job-security provisions of existing Labor Laws.
If you believe that you’ve been wrongfully terminated, you might have a right to bring in a claim for this wrongful termination against the former employer. Wrongful termination charges is one of the legal remedies that might be available to you. In the event that you have not yet been terminated, our expert attorneys will be able to help you with negotiating an appropriate severance package which will include adequate compensation. In case your employer has violated any public/ company policy, the only way to settle the dispute is via a private lawsuit.